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Neitron (14F01)

Neitron, possibly also named Tekhnolog, is a Russian military reconnaissance satellite designed by NPO Mashinostroyeniya, possibly a radar reconnaissance satellite.

The Russian magazine reported, that Neitron's purpose is optical reconnaissance of the Earth and accurate imaging of orbiting satellites. Other sources speculate about a radar payload.

The first satellite was expected to be launched in 2019 on a Soyuz-2-1a Fregat rocket from Plesetsk, but was significantly delayed to 2022.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Reconnaissance, radar ?
Operator: Russian Ministry of Defense
Contractors: NPO Mashinostroyeniya
Equipment: ?
Power: Solar arrays, batteries
Mass: 1987 km × 1995 km, 67.08
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Kosmos 2553 (Neitron #1) 2022-011A 05.02.2022 Pl LC-43/4 Soyuz-2-1a Fregat
Kosmos 25xx (Neitron #2) - 202x Pl Soyuz-2-1a Fregat

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